E-mu Keyboards Fishers IN

-mu's LONGboard 61 and SHORTboard 49 are the first E-mu hardware keyboards since the Proteus PK-6. Combining robust MIDI controller functions and great internal sounds from the best of the Proteus family is enough bang-for-buck given that these bad boys sell for real-world prices of about $400 for the 61-key version and $350 for the 49-key version. But E-mu upped the ante from there. They have aftertouch, which is pretty much unheard of in synths at this price.

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(949) 752-0050
9031 Technology Dr
Fishers, IN
 
Reno's Music
(888) 795-3582
11680 Commercial Dr
Fishers, IN
 
Sam Ash #57
(317) 577-3006
8284 Center Run Dr
Indianapolis, IN
 
Guitar Center #621
(317) 578-9570
8475 Castleton Corner Dr
Indianapolis, IN
 
Irc Audio
(317) 849-6887
8035 Craig St
Indianapolis, IN
 
Reno'S Music
(317) 334-1065
11680 Commercial Dr
Fishers, IN
 
Uncle Alberts
(317) 845-3037
7709 Hague Rd
Indianapolis, IN
 
Irc Music Stores Inc
(317) 849-7965
5911 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN
 
Guitar Center Indianapolis
(317) 578-9570
8475 Castleton Corner Drive
Indianapolis, IN
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Sam Ash Music # 57
(317) 577-3006
8284 Center Run Dr
Indianapolis, IN
 

E-mu Keyboards

E-mu's LONGboard 61 and SHORTboard 49 are the first E-mu hardware keyboards since the Proteus PK-6. Combining robust MIDI controller functions and great internal sounds from the best of the Proteus family is enough bang-for-buck given that these bad boys sell for real-world prices of about $400 for the 61-key version and $350 for the 49-key version. But E-mu upped the ante from there. They have aftertouch, which is pretty much unheard of in synths at this price.

They have a small but intelligently-chosen complement of knobs, to control filter cutoff and resonance, and envelope attack and release (or decay, depending on the patch). When you think about it, that's the stuff you reach for 90% of the time, anyway: "This pad would make a great comping sound if only it had a quicker attack," or "A little more (or less) cutoff, and this lead would be perfect." On top of that, both models transmit audio wirelessly to an E-mu PIPEline receiver you can patch into your mixer. With guitar-strap pins on the 49-key model, you've got a real wireless synth.

E-mu's Michael Lee dropped both review units off at our mothership, and editor Stephen Fortner got to try them out in these videos. If you can't see the window below, CLICK HERE to open the video separately.

 

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